A company that called Osama bin Laden's death four hours before it was announced claims it can use tweets to predict the future, and has partnered with Twitter to prove it.
A virus that hit the Economic Development Administration in January has forced employees to work by faxes, postal mail and phone calls ever since.
The breach, apparently originating in Eastern Europe, took information on 181,604 Medicaid and CHIP recipients, including Social Security numbers for 25,000.
Fewer than half of personal devices used for work have basic security protections, and the numbers are even lower for smart phones and tablets, a new survey finds.
At FOSE, a system that depicts botnet infections, including within agencies, and other new products show that innovation is alive and well.
The term advanced persistent threat has become a buzzword that many security pros prefer to avoid, but it remains a useful description of a serious threat.
Customs and Border Protection took down documents included in a solicitation for the "virtual border fence" project that may have included proprietary contractor information.
In a security landscape that ranges from merely gloomy to extremely gloomy, you can't keep attackers out, but you can make sure it's not worth their while, experts said at the FOSE conference.
A SANS Institute study found that only 9 percent of organizations are "fully aware" of the personal mobile devices accessing their networks.
The hacker collective Anonymous is going after the Chinese government, posting messages on several local government websites protesting Internet restrictions in China.
Moving to a risk-management model of cybersecurity with continuous monitoring of systems can be difficult on a tight budget, but the savings can make it all worth the work.
Agencies and vendors need common definitions, performance metrics and security controls, say panelists at the FOSE 2012 conference.
The FBI and ODNI are leading the initiative to put together the pieces of a coherent national policy on insider threats. “No agency is starting from scratch.”
Federal agencies need to emphasize sharing security information between their various internal organizations to help facilitate network defense, panelists at FOSE said.
The emergence of cloud brokers can aid government agencies in purchasing cloud services and facilitate cross-platform integration and communication, industry experts say.